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Hector Torres 1053.014 History @01104268 10/08/2009 The Progressive and World War I How U.S got involved in WW1? How was democracy threatened at home? European countries engaged in country and empire building, which made their nations wealthy. Europeans were able to experience an enlightenment movement. European civilization was considered above others. Inventions and technologies were modernizing everyday life. Europeans thought they could prevent major wars from happening. Colonies wanted independence from European countries. 1. America’s Empire A. The U.S Global Presence Culture and Economic expansion. Massive products moving. U.S. was a major power. U.S was producing 1/3 of world products. American leaders were using the language of freedom with foreign policy. They were not upfront about economic. C. Liberal Internationalism- W. Wilson – Increase trade abroad means greater freedom for Americans at home. Denoted a shift from 19 th century traditions to intervening to the world to make a picture of the U.S. W. Wilson was a progressive president. He believed you can fix society and humanity with the smarter dealing with the toughest problems. A. Expanding Abroad- Federal Government Expansion. Project American power abroad trough the Monroe doctrine (1823) 1901-1920, Us marines dispatched to Caribbean countries to ensure stable business and political conditions for Americans to safely conduct their business. Teddy, civilized nation or uncivilized nations. Civilized Nations needed to establish order in the uncivilized nations. Teddy was very active. He negotiated a settlement between Russia and Japan and got a peace prize for trying to make peace. The Panama Canal. Teddy engineered the separation of Panama from Colombia to construct a Canal to link the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. 1903, the Canal belonged to Colombia. Colombia refused to cede land to construct the U.S. Canal so Teddy supported an uprising in the regions. When Panama people tried to rebel, U.S. calmed them down. Canal completed in 1914. It was a massive project that was phenomenal. Saved ships 8,000 miles. Tensions with central America. 2000, Panama gets its Canal back. Wilson and Mexico. When Wilson got into office, he wanted to be different from Teddy. Anti- Imperialist influenced. His diplomacy will liberate Central America. Expansion of American economic influence was purposeful. He was telling American business men to sell their goods to make a productive and modern society. He wanted to respect Latin America and sends the military to LA more times than any other president. 1915- 1934 Marines take Haiti because they were not letting the U.S. to control their banks. Military Government in the Dominican Republic managed their money and soldiers were there from 1916-1924. 1911- Francisco Madero, Victoriano Huerta and Emilio Carranza. Madero overthrows Diaz’s
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